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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
15 May 2020 Male 57 Challow
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Universal

Engine:

Parajet
Maverick

Pilot was practising walking with the motor running on his back without a wing but slipped and fell over. Pilot released throttle but didn't hit the kill switch quickly enough. Throttle cable struck prop and wrapped round the exhaust. Kill switch did not function, with engine stuck on half throttle. Eventually exhaust melted throttle cable and engine stopped. No Injuries.

Unhurt
13 Sep 2019 Male 53 Pilot Private field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:

Air Conception
Nitro 200

Pilot misjudged approach and was caught by sinking air, close to ma tree-line on sloping ground.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

28 Mar 2019 Male 21 Pilot WLMAC
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Slalom
Scout
Enduro

Pilot launched into the light wind at sunset with near nil wind conditions and flew a circuit of the model plane airstrip and. While flying downwind at around 50ft the left trim slipped open sending the glider into a sharp steep spin into the ground.

Seriously Injured
4 Mar 2019 Male 69 CP Bornos lake
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Gin
Pegasus

Engine:

Miniplane
Top80

Student lost control while practising 'launch abort' with motor running. Student attempted to collapse wing but in doing so applied full power to the motor. Student was pushed over by the thrust and was cut on sharp stone.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

31 Aug 2018 Male 25 Unknown East Knoyle
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Engine:

Parajet
Zenith

Glider seen going from stable flight into wing-over maneuver which progressed into deep spiral dive, which pilot was unable to recover. Rapid loss of height resulting in impact to ground and adjacent power lines.

Fatal
29 Aug 2018 Male 59 Private field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:

Pap
Top 80

Pilot attempted a turn at low level then applied excessive control causing the glider to spin. The glider recovered but entered a spiral dive and the pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
4 Jul 2018 Male 53 CP Anstey
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Indy

Engine:

Power Jet
V3

Pilot had frontal collapse at 600ft while on landing approach. Pilot regained control at 60ft but struck power lines causing the pilot to pendulum underneath to the ground.

Unhurt
27 Jun 2018 Male 50 CP BALLYCARY FIELD
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot


Pilot lost control of his glider on approach to landing. Possible collapse/stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
24 Jun 2018 Male 49 CP Cutthorpe
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Praavis
Acrobat

Engine:

Bailey
175

Pilot veered towards dry stone wall while heavily loaded, not realising his trimmers were asymmetrically set. Pilot clipped top of wall and fell down the other side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30 May 2018 Male 56 Pilot Private Field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster 2
He R80

Pilot took off successfully but was caught out by rotor from trees in stiffening breeze.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2020 at 05:45:10 AM

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